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Old 06-19-2017, 12:04 AM   #1
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Hello I have a severe anaphylactic reaction to anything with capsaicin (peppers,chili,cayenne,etc) even if it is airborne like fajitas. At WDW I've always been able to speak to chefs and avoid areas serving outdoor cooking of those types of items but cruise line I know is more of a logistical obstacle. Does anyone know how food allergies are handled on ship? And in ports?
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On the ship they are handled like at the parks. However port is like going into any random place. They may or may not accommodate appropriately. The exception is castaway cat. It is like the boat. So if you are on an excursion I would take snacks from the boat or plan on eating on the ship for your safety.


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This thread has good info about cruising with allergies:

http://www.passporterboards.com/foru...hlight=allergy

And a reminder that mistakes can happen, be vigilant: http://www.passporterboards.com/foru...hlight=allergy

I don't have time right now, but will post a longer post about our experience with allergies and DCL. Bottom line: one of the reasons we cruise with them is because of how well they handle allergies. I am anaphylactic to milk, tree nuts, peanuts, and seafood. Seafood is airborne reactive.

This is an earlier long post I did, but before our last cruise, which was a little different: http://www.passporterboards.com/foru...81&postcount=7

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Where will you be cruising? I imagine some places might be more risky than others when it comes to Capsaicin.
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Hi we will be doing western Caribbean so I know it will be a challenge but still cautiously optimistic...or at least trying to be
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I'm sure the ship can carefully accommodate you. I wonder if they might pack you lunches for when you go ashore, where it might not be as safe.
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I'm sure the ship can carefully accommodate you. I wonder if they might pack you lunches for when you go ashore, where it might not be as safe.
If you are on a DCL excursion that includes lunch, they may be able to help out. But if you are doing a private excursion or a DCL excursion that doesn't include food, you may certainly ask but don't expect it. For your Castaway Cay day, you can pre-order a lunch (similar to MDR dinners) and they'll have it available for pick-up on the island.

You can take pre-packaged, factory-sealed food off the ships. Things like snack bars, little cereal boxes, etc. I know that won't help PP avoid airborne allergens, but it will at least provide something to munch if unable to locate safe food in port. If airborne is a particular concern at any given port, you might consider packing some masks to carry with you.

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